The merger of Wenatchee Valley Medical Center and Central Washington Hospital has completed its first phase.
The administration services combined on January 1st.
Confluence Health CEO Peter Rutheford says the transition has gone smooth despite a few kinks along the way.
Rutheford says the goal is to streamline care at a lower cost...
The two hospitals remain financially independent from one another with the next phase scheduled for July.
By then, administrators expect a name change and a complete merge of the two entities.